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The Night of the Whirring Death 

Jim and Arte serve as couriers, delivering bribes to save California from bankruptcy. Problem is, Doctor Loveless is killing the benefactors and stealing their money.

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Jim and Arte serve as couriers, delivering bribes to save California from bankruptcy. Problem is, Doctor Loveless is killing the benefactors and stealing their money.

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18 February 1966 (USA)  »

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Loveless tells henchmen to dispose of West and Gordon "five miles past the Golden Gate". The "Golden Gate" is the strait that connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean and is spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge, which was opened in 1937. See more »

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One of the toys Loveless has lying around his lair (in 1874) is a "Raggedy Andy" plush doll. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy were created in 1915 by cartoonist Johnny Gruelle. See more »

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Artemus Gordon: I didn't know you liked toys.
Jim West: Toys,no-dolls,yes.
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The worst of the series?
27 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

Maybe it's just me but I found this entire episode just dreadful. From the laborious "Dickens-esque" opening that featured the future Mr. Roper in fake beard seemingly awaiting to go on stage to play Scrooge, to the sickening sweet Priscilla (volunteer social worker) whose father was a toymaker but has no clue as to what's going on even though she lives above the toy store. Voltaire, who has been mute to this point, suddenly can speak and Loveless doing his usual song and dance routine on a toy carousel, not to be outdone by Artemus who also decides to sing in this episode. It's never explained how Loveless and Voltaire can continuously break out of prison. I think this was the fourth time the did just that this season. Just bad.


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